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Thirty Love: Conversations About Tennis

Jul 31, 2018

Tennis writer Matt Zemek joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about how to make the tennis schedule a little cooler, how to understand a player's scheduling choices, and what he and the Tennis with an Accent team hope to achieve with their independent online coverage of the sport.

Music by Lee Rosevere.

Matt on...


Jul 15, 2018

Jeff McFarland, a Jacksonville lawyer who writes about tennis and tennis analytics at his Tumblr called First Ball In, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about Novak Djokovic's triumphant return, Angelique Kerber's first Wimbledon title, and how he calculates Popcorn Scores to identify...


Jun 11, 2018

Career journalist and passionate tennis fan Ian Katz, who blogs about the sport at Not Up, joins host Thirty Love to recap the French Open triumphs of Simona Halep and Rafael Nadal, look ahead to the rest of the season, and trace the roots of his tennis biases.

Produced and edited by Jorge Estrada, with music by...


Jun 4, 2018

On Rafael Nadal's 32nd birthday, Angie Marek and Nicholas Zeitlin join Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to talk about their Rafa fandom, how it blossomed a decade ago, and what they expect from Nadal in the second week of the French Open.

Produced and edited by Jorge Estrada, with music by Lee Rosevere.


May 29, 2018

Phil Dimon, former Williams College player and spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Uganda, joins Thirty Love host Carl Bialik to explain how he made his professional tennis debut in Kampala.

Phil on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhilDimon

Phil's brother Ricky's preview of Phil's futures main-draw debut: